28 (<--seriously, when did that happen?!). Long Islander. The daily trials and tribulations of life and work. Lover of all things J.Crew, sparkles, and baking. Obsessed with cute furry animals, Diet Coke, bad TV, and nail polish.
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28 2 / 2014
Whenever I watch wedding shows on TLC and see the bride-to-be freaking out and crying over her dress, I wonder if I was a bride robot. Or are these girls great actresses and/or dramatic?
Don’t get me wrong, I enjoyed dress shopping. I also knew immediately it was *my* dress, but wasn’t anything dramatic.
Also, who travels from Alaska to NYC just a dress?!
16 2 / 2014
Last night I headed into Manhattan with my husband, to celebrate my brother-in-law’s 27th birthday.
We ended up at a Bulgarian gypsy bar, Mehanata. I was convinced that I would be drugged, taken into some secret room, and sold into the sex-trafficking trade à la Hostel or Taken. Something about it was extremely creepy. Maybe the European techno in the dungeonous basement with the stripper poles and naked mannequins everywhere? Or the Bulgarian folk band with the lead singer who sounded like a mix of Rob Zombie and Murder By Death?
They did have swings as barstools. That, I kinda dug.
Also, so crowded. Too old for that. And the numerous offerings to buy coke. Meanwhile, my husband works as a cop in the narcotics unit. And I had a drink dumped down my front. And way too hipster for my less-cultured self.
Now I’ve spent the day doing homework and napping because being out until 3am exhausts me. The positive is no hangover.
06 2 / 2014
Anyone have a good conditioner they recommend? It can be cheap or expensive, but easy to find. My hair is in desperate need of tlc lately.
30 1 / 2014
I’m still alive.
This was the first week of the semester. That always means craziness. Students are coming back, I’m constantly updating their work schedule as they make class changes, and everyone and their mother needs me to fix something. It also means my grad class started. 10 weeks of student assessment and evaluation, ugh. I admit I already look like a bit if a know-it-all because my department is required to complete a certain type of assessment and I took some professional development classes on this. That means I better get an A because I have no excuse.
I’m really tired of the cold weather. The snow doesn’t bother me as much as the high of 18, day after day.
Any downtime has been spent watching Shameless. I got my husband addicted and I’ve been secretly watching episodes ahead of him when he’s at work. Shhh.
PMSing this week, so I’ve ate all the junk. I need to get my act together because I feel gross.
Skiing was eh. I may or may not have walked down the mountain from the very top. I might have also called my mom while I ugly cried during this ordeal. The next time my in-laws insist on a “family run” after 2 hours at the bar and when they’ve consistently skied multiple times every year, don’t go. It means they will force you onto a black diamond trail when you haven’t skied since age 12 and you will fear for your life. I got home and promptly drank a bottle of wine.
24 1 / 2014
22 1 / 2014
I have $50 of Super Cash when you spend $125 or more. Plus, Old Navy is 7% cash back on Ebates. There’s also 15% off online using code ONSAVENOW. I am on a shopping freeze, so I am trying not to even be tempted.
If you’re interested, send me a message with your email and I will send it to you. I’d rather see someone benefit from it!
08 1 / 2014
For the fifth time since October.
I’ve gotten sick every single time our director and his kids are sick.
Please for the love of god, stay home and leave your germs there so we can break this cycle. I have too much work to do and can’t handle being sick again.